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Tesla Motors should have enough cash to get through the closure of the SolarCity merger, CEO Elon Musk said this morning during a CNBC interview. Tesla has been pressured by investors and analysts recently on whether there will be enough synergy between the electric carmaker and solar energy company to justify the merger. Earlier this […]

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Tesla Motors is planning to demonstrate a Tesla vehicle traveling cross country in fully autonomous mode by the end of next year. During a conference call with reporters late Wednesday announcing the fully autonomous capable hardware, CEO Elon Musk said his goal is to demonstrate a vehicle traveling in fully autonomous mode from Los Angeles […]

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A report by the Federal Highway Research Institute of Germany’s Transport Ministry obtained by the German magazine Der Spiegel was highly critical of Tesla’s Autopilot semi autonomous driving system. Safety experts tested a Tesla Model S Autopilot system and according to the report it represents a “considerable traffic hazard.” The report criticized the system on […]

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The perception that fully autonomous vehicles are just around the corner is off the mark, according to an expert in the field and plans being laid out by automakers. While technology announcements keep rolling out from automakers, suppliers, and ride-hailing firms, fully automated vehicles are likely to be a decade or more down the road. […]

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The state of California is looking to crackdown on how Tesla advertises its Autopilot system. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has formally issued draft regulation that demands Tesla cease and desist from using the terms “self-driving,” “automated,” or “auto-pilot” when it comes to advertising its vehicles, unless they are capable of driving themselves […]

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Google’s self-driving car project took its worst vehicle crash on Friday, without injuries. A van used by Interstate Batteries ran a red light and side struck a Lexus RX 450h hybrid crossover SUV retrofitted by Google for its self-driving car project. Google employees were riding in the car, and sat “dazed” but uninjured while waiting […]

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Tesla Motors is the most trusted auto brand in Canada despite its low sales, according to a university study reported by The Globe and Mail. The University of Victoria’s second-annual Gustavson Brand Trust Index ranked Tesla at 11th overall, in front of all other auto brands sold in Canada. With Tesla only having sold about […]

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Tesla Motors sent out an email yesterday on its 8.0 software update with Autopilot enhancements, and an emphasis on the software being safer and more intuitive. The long-awaited 8.0 software update was released earlier this month with a detailed technical description of how radar will be used to avoid crashes. This promotional email focused more […]

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Tesla finally blogged its pending release of its Autopilot Version 8 upgrade over the weekend with a detailed technical description of how radar will be used to avoid crashes. CEO Elon Musk not long ago tweeted that Version 8 would be released by the end of Labor Day weekend. The Falcon rocket explosion and chronic […]

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Tesla Motors is getting ready to launch a revised Autopilot safety alert designed to get through to experienced drivers ignoring previous alerts. Electrek has just learned that the electric carmaker’s upcoming v8.0 software update will come along with a new safety restriction to anticipate drivers blatantly bypassing agreed-upon safety protocols. Autopilot has conditions of operation […]

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